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and tax increases that will take place if lawmakers fail to reach a deal before the end of this year. since president obama's reelection, democrats and republicans have staked out their positions on how to resolve this potential crisis. the president wants higher taxes on the rich, specifically over one half trillion over the next decade. >> what i'm concerned about is not finding ourselves in a situation where the wealthy are not pay more or are paying as much as they should. middle-class families making a difference. lou: house speaker john baena says new revenue should be raised through tax reform, not raising taxes. >> we have talked about this for every year. you can lose all kinds of limitation in doubt. the specifics at this point, would not be conducive to try to come to agree with the white house. lou: who blinks first? we take all that up here tonight. how can the republican party broadened its base following governor romney's defeat? we will be talking with the author of the best-selling book the amateur and former senior staff member and president george w. bush administr
the issues of tax hikes and spending cuts that go into affect the first of the year. as the markets were falling in the first hour of trading this morning, house speaker john maynard stood up and offered support to investors and leaders for the market. stocks stabilized and then began climbing on the speaker's expression of optimism that a deal is within reach. we will take all of that up and more here tonight with bedford open geyser ceo harvey eisen and republicans who have put tax revenue on the negotiating table , and some republicans have flat out repudiated their anti-tax increase pledge. the author of that pledge, grover norquist, here and we will ask him how it is that he came to be the villain in this piece, how it feels to be the subject of attacks from both the left and some on the right and what the future holds for those republicans who break their pledges to voters. also tonight, demonstrations for a sixth straight day in egypt. the united nations on statehood for palestinians tomorrow and the president's spokesman says the white house is not concerned with ambassador rice
willing to put entitlements and spending on the table. republicans sang they're willing to do tax revenue and that could be or would be the key to any agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff and get the country's books back in order. gerri: you will be covering this for a long time. thanks for that. this black friday wal-mart shoppers think protests, it is not a superstore workers on the picket line. jeff flock joins us with more. jeff: a few of them but the majority were not wal-mart workers but members of other unions like the teamsters, the uaw, it was built today as a demonstration against the notion of working on thursday on thanksgiving. the day before black friday. but the protest when it came down to it wasn't so much about that. was against walmart's practice of paying minimum-wage, not giving workers enough money in their view and about work rules. that is what the actual protests came down to. it was organized by organization called our walmart, the shadow union for the non-union walmart and well-organized by united food andommercial workers union which is trying to organize at wal
people from higher taxes but mitch mcconnell, senate republican leader, he says there has been no similar compromise from the democrats or the president. he says they are still holding out for higher tax rates on the rich and he says the radical left is prescenting the democrats and president and agreeing to serious reform from medicare. martha, i have to tell you. i got new numbers from medicare, from trustees, actually. medicare has to pay out in the future $42 trillion. that is money which it does not now have. so you can see that this is very serious issue. cuts in spending, cuts to medicare. who will make them? it is very serious because what that kind of money outstanding you need some kind of an agreement and fast. the bottom line right now, martha, it is again an impasse. martha: that's a huge number, stuart. it was about 38 trillion just less than a year ago i believe. >> yes. martha: so that number has really ballooned to 42 trillion as stuart shares with us in terms of those numbers. let's go back to the republican side for just a moment because i think there is a discrepancy i
to maintain bush-era tax rates for the poor and middle class, while letting those lower rates expire for higher earners. this morning, the white house put out numbers claiming if we fall off the cliff, consumers will be spending less money next year. how much less, exactly? $200 billion in fiscal 2013 alone. that would be a huge, huge hit on retailers. now, tax hikes are the biggest part, but not the only part of the fiscal cliff. seeing it as a fiscal cliff, the new year will also bring more than $100 billion in spending cuts, if -- if congress and the president can't agree on some other course. all of this brings me to my friend, cnn's christine romans with details on the toll on consumer spending. we threw out the number, $200 billion. what does that mean? >> it comes straight from the white house, trying to ride the coat tails of black friday weekend when throwing around how much money consumers spent over the past four days. the white house is saying, if these tax cuts go away for the middle class and taxes rise and the amt patch goes away and taxes rise on the middle class, it
to compromise with republicans on taxes and spending. an identical 72% want republicans to do the same, compromise with the other side. as for what compromise should entail, 67% favor a mix of spending cuts and tax increases. that's what they say real progress would look like. keeping them honest, real progress is one thing. washington progress is another. so far at least we see much more of the second than the first, and we're getting late new word that any progress might be stalled. more on that shortly. first, a good example of washington progress. republican lawmakers standing up in a limited way to a beltway power broker named grovier norquist over the 1980s era pledge he pressures them to sign promising not to raise any taxes ever. >> i'm not obligated on the pledge. i made tennesseans aware. i was just elected. the only thing i'm honoring is the oath i take when i serve when i'm sworn in this january. >> that's senator bob corker and one of the a handful up republican lawmakers repudiating the pledge. he'll join us shortly. i'll ask him to be more specific about whether that's h
debate shifts to campaign style tactics. the president planning to hit the road to tout his tax plan. i will speak with lobbyist grover norquist and senator dick durbin about what hangs in the balance next. mom? dad? guys? [ engine turns over ] [ engine revs ] ♪ he'll be fine. [ male announcer ] more people are leaving bmw, mercedes and lexus for audi than ever before. take advantage of exceptional values during the season of audi event. he's going to apply testosterone to his underarm. axiron, the only underarm treatment for low t, can restore testosterone levels back to normal in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to your doctor if they occur. tell your doctor about all medical conditions and medications. do not use if you have prostate or breast
the people and not to him, that's what he's known for. >> his power comes from this tax pledge. the last thing that he can afford to see more republicans peel off. if they do, then he can't get the next person to sign that pledge. >> tomorrow on "starting point" we're going to be talking to race car driver danica patrick and star of "pretty little liars." cnn newsroom with carols can to casse tell low begins now. >>> horror in bangladesh. two giant clothing factories there go up in flames. they might have made the clothes that are in your closet right now. thousands of workers protest the deaths of their colleagues. were safety warnings ignored? >>> republican rebellion? lindsey graham the latest lawmaker to buck a powerful gop lobbyist and his anti-tax pledge. we'll have the view from the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff. >>> one of the most recognizable voices in hollywood lends his voice to a pro-same-sex marriage ad. >> freedom, justice and human dignity have always guided our journey toward a more perfect union. now across our country, we are standing together for the ri
court press asking americans to pressure congress to keep middle class tax cuts for families earning $250,000 or less. >> it is too important for washington to screw this up. now is the time for us to work on what we all agree to, which is let's keep middle class taxes low. tweet, use the hashag my2k or e-mail, post it on a member of congress' facebook wall, do what it takes to communicate a sense of urgency. i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. i got to repeat, i've got a pen. i'm ready to sign it. so -- >> the president wants republicans to first agree to keep the middle class tax cuts, and then he wants to move on and tackle the rest of the fiscal cliff problems. do not count on groundswell of republican support. in fact, one republican, congressman tom cob, proposed a similar idea and conservative republicans shot him down. we'll get to that here in a moment. quite a moment today. also president obama is meeting today with 14 key ceos to try to get their support for keeping those middle class tax cuts. the ceos are from huge, huge companies here. macy's, home
passed two-and-a-half years ago, and it starts to unfold this january with new taxes. then insurance exchanges up and ready in october 2013. analysts, however, say the federal government is struggling in part because of the way the bill was thrown together. >> it was put together by a bunch of special interests, and that's why you get this rube goldberg contraption, we're having all these problems. >> reporter: now, just before thanksgiving the administration finally laid out what is called essential benefits which insurance companies need to structure and price their health care plans. but the administration is pressing its luck, because insurance companies usually need much more time than they have now. >> well, it typically takes anywhere from a year to a year and a half for an insurance company to develop new policies, get them approved by regulators and develop all the materials needed to sell them to consumers. >> reporter: requirements of the law still have not been completed. businesses of a certain size, for instance, have to have what is called adequate coverage in order to
up 800 billion in new revenue and overhaul the tax system and changes to medicare and that's why the republicans are asking the democrats to come in and explain your deal. this plan was hatched in 2010 and everyone walked away from it and now they call bowles back up? it is late. this is what the american people are upset about. nothing gets done. >> steve: we are a month from the cliff. >> gretchen: we could have avoided the cliff if they used the plan as a starting point. americans are upset nothing gets done. >> brian: norquist is the bad guy. you should walk away from grover norquest. he said you have enough money on capitol hill and stop asking us . he's been a watch dog on our money so whether you are democrat or republican you should salute him. he warned you in the past that people who walked away from the no new taxes paid a price. >> remember the gang of 6. three of the people that you mentioned spent eight months in the room with democrats, pretending to negotiate tax increases for entitlement reform . after a while coburn had to admit they were offered nothing but tax
location. it was able to build conventional and nuclear war heads 800 miles and that is not good. tax dollars at work. people in buffalo new york. spent 2.7 million so teachers could get plastec surgery. procedures provided under the great union contracts. gretch you and brian. >> gretchen: thank you very much, steve. we heard about the war on women in the presidential campaign. is there a war on men, too. the next cites that's the reason marriage stats are down. >> 50 percent adults were married in 2011 compared to 72 percent in 1960. we'll ask susan banker who is the author of this book. how to choose a husband and make peace with marriage. the rise of women in society ticked off men, is that correct. >> hi, guyings, how are you and thanks for having me on. it is a interesting ride the last 48 hours with this arcticle. i would like to begin behy saying what the message is not. it is not about women "returning to their former lives and roles as a 1950s house wifes and being submessive and not working outside of the home" and being do sile and obedient. this is a issue of gender relat
was also shot during that confrontation. he was pronounced dead at the scene. >> to politics now and taxes. they are at the heart of the negotiations over the fiscal cliff. democrats want to raise them for the wealthy. republicans say no. >> now one leading republican may be breaking ranks. georgia senator saxby chambliss now says a no tax pledge signed by most republicans is standing in the way of getting a deal done. >> times have changed significantly. i care more about this country than i do about a 20-year-old pledge. i think we owe the debt and we've got figure out a way to pay it. >> specifically, chambliss was talking about grover norquist and his group americans for tax reform. they put out that no tax pledge. norquist talked about it on cnn's situation room". >> the commitment he made to the people of georgia was not to me. it was a written commitment to the people of georgia that he would go to washington to reduce government spending and reform government, not raise taxes. if he wants to change his mind and become a tax increaser, so we don't have to reform government, he needs
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act together on the fiscal cliff, taxes for the vast americans will go out. 90% of households in this country will pay higher taxes if the u.s. goes off that cliff. with low income families among the hardest hit. connell: charlie wrangle, congressman from new york, he is here in studio with us. >> we have to get a deal done. it would be irresponsible for congress to go forward. most people do not know that the break that they are getting is temporary. it expires december 31. do nothing and the rates automatically go up. what about the severe cuts that we will have in the budget. this is a nightmare that we created that never should have happened. now it is on the brink of happening. in my opinion, will it happen, no. we have the option to do something justice and responsible. that is kicked the whole thing off to next year. believe me, the country is facing such a terrible crisis. dagen: even if they broker a short-term deal, it goes for six months, what about the hope of overall tax reform? isn't that better to get a short-term deal and then do something more sweeping and per
online or at a bank of america near you. >> brian: eliminating certain tax deductions stop merrence from can falling off the fiscal cliff. president obama seems reluctant. >> it is difficult to see how you make up trillion just by closing loop holes and deductions. the math tends not to work. >> when it comes to taxes, republicans and democrats agree that the current federal tax code is broken and both sides recognize the importance of closing aggregious tax loop hole that is pick winners and losers. tax reform that eliminates tax wasteful preferences to generate revenue will bring efficienciy to the tax system. >> brian: who has the right approach. james freeman. james, i like deadlines and. >> it makes the mind. >> brian: find a cure. president wants to raise upward 35 to 39 percent and republicans say cap the deductions is better? >> clearly if you could simplify the tax code and get rid of deductions without raising rates on investment in particular that is the least economically detructive way to get more money. >> brian: if you cap at $50,000. and you make two million and you choos
of appropriate tax into the city. creating 2000 jobs in the community. >> a group is fighting the development. buckly and wendy stone live add board their cruiser 20 years. they don't know where they're going. >> i'm on a fixed income. i can't afford to put a first and last down someplace. >> buckly has no hard feelings against her saying she helped him when he had cancer and worry about the berth rental when sick. >> she brought me food, we're friends. >> he says the fight is to private ties the outer harbor which they're leasing from the state. it's now open to the public, anyone can rent a berth there. the new project will limit to residents of the complex. >> the state says only so long used as a commercial harbor and marina. >> the planning marina approved the project. the tennent group filed an appeal. the redwood city council will hear appeal on january 28 but may be too late for tenants because they've been told to move out by january 15th. two weeks before the hearing. vic lee abc 7 news. >> black friday shopping is rolling along in the bay area tonight. no sign of alt indications, i
washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the president and congress have got to work together to stop this dividend tax hike. before it's too late. >>> in syria ten children in a suburb outside dam afternooningus have become the latest victims in the ongoing violence. now, fighting has ripped this country apart. activists say more than 40,000 people now have been killed since the first pretest 20 months ago against the regime of president bashir al assad. nick payton walsh shows us what happens when bombs fall in, of all places, a playground. >> these disturbing images show what happens after a children's playground is hit, according to activists by a cluster bomb. refugees with nowhere else to hide apparently hit by a single deadly device dropped by a jet. some cluster bombs released smaller explosives to cause m
the 18.4 cent per gallon federal gasoline tax, something that's being pushed by state highway officials and road builders across america. casinos are also pushing to get language legalizing online poker into a deal and governors hit hard by superstorm sandy or wanting more if federal aid to come to them through a potential deal. whatever agreement it made to avoid the fiscal cliff, it's going to be worth a lot of money and now is the time that groups are stepping up to see if they can get in on some of that. >> all right, everyone wants a little piece of the action and everyone wants fiscal restraint and they all wan their own-- >> hey, if you cut the other programs, the ones that don't involve me, that's better. >> what's the deal that gets done? do the middle class obviously gets extended, bush tax cuts. 250 and under. what gets done above that? >> well, remember joe biden telegraphed the idea na he likes the 1 million mark and president obama had 200-- >> 250,000 as everyone and we were talking to small business owners on the show saying that $250,000 that's the small business owners
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. people running aught of france because of the tax policies that are -- buying real estate in england excuse, i thought i was talking, i am sorry. and i think, i think that you can't confuse the twompt john is right. put housing policy in one thing and there is it a difference between residency and citizenship. and to buy a house and be a resident is a different thing than citizenship those rules are different in every nation. >> we'll take a break. we want to thank imogen. >> thank you for having me. >> one stock that keeps on climbing even if we fall off the fiscal cliff and go back in recession. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. >> it is it time for what i need to know for next week. . >> we talk about al gore and the carbon tax no one is buying into it not evenlet cia. we'll see if it is taxpayer money . >> they have other issues on their books wayne rockerings. >> you are looking
not come by but not for the good reasons which i have heard you analyze. very little movement on tax rates next year. very little movement on spending generally a slight decrease. lou: no movement, are using the bush tax cuts will be allowed to expire? >> no. what i'm saying is that the bush tax cuts, but for a slight modification will persist in 2013. spending reductions, which were made by the forced sequester will not be made in the amount suggested and will be only modest, and it will be a reduction in spending it will be a modest reduction in the rate of increase in spending such the we will have a $1 trillion plus deficit next year. more of the same. lou: as always. >> thank you. lou: up next to illegal immigrants wants new privileges because, i hate to tell you, it looks like pandering is contagious. imagine that. and forget susan rice. not the plot -- the biggest problem with this administration we will demonstrate to you the gaping holes in the benghazi time line and some extraordinary coincidences in the patraeus time line in the "chalk talk"e e next. fotheir annual football trip
the congressional leadership here. >> reporter: congressional leaders expressed optimism to reaching more in tax increases and that is to take effect next year. >> constructive meeting with the president to talk about america's physical problem. >> we have the cornerstones of being able to work something out. >> reporter: they have been working behind the scenes to find common ground. the sticking points how to bring in more tax revenue and reduce spending on programs like medicare. but it is not yet clear when the lawmakers and the president will meet next. even if some progress is made this week. a final deal can be a long way off. >> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions early. they tend to do better when they have a deadline. i would be pleasantly surprised to see it, a deal emerge earlier than the end of the year. but we will see. >>> that was athena jones reporting. >> they suggest if a compromise is not reached. californians could be slapped with new taxes and the state could be thrown into a $11 billion deficit. >> house of representatives could sleet next week. it wo
about obviously the fiscal cliff being the tax hikes and the spending cuts, how does greece factor into this as well? we see protests, how does that relate who-to-what's happening in the united states? >> greece slowly, surely, painfully, undeniably, inevitably, moving to the position that most economists said we would be in or should be in, and that is that the debt level of greece was unsustainable. they've had several bites of chair are the factor night of the week is they need to cut the debt, cut the interest rate, take their foot off the throat of greece. allow the country to grow. it's going to be painful still for the people of greece. but now perhaps for the first time, we're seeing some real honest deals being made in the cold light of day. one thing that you and i need to think about, as weeks go on, i think that you and i need to have what we call in britain a swear box when we talk to each other. each time one or other of us says that phrase fiscal cliff, that's a dollar to a charity of our choice. >> okay. we can do that. we'll give it a try. hopefully we don't have t
's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the president and congress have got to work together to stop this dividend tax hike. before it's too late. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> the diplomatic effort to halt the violence between israel and gaza further complicated after a bomb rips through a public transport bus in the heart of tel aviv injuring 24 people. though they didn't claim responsibility, a tweet from hamas militants to israelis following the attack quoting -- you opened the gates of hell on yourselves. authorities say 142 people have died in
not reach a deal your taxes could rise and sharp spending cuts would go into effect as well possibly triggering a recession. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> the goal here is to get a deal that reduces the deficit, and the battle lines have been pretty clear right now. the president campaigned rolling back the tax breaks for the highest earnings and republicans argued spending cuts are the way to get the deficit under control. are we starting to see a softening of those positions on both sides? >> reporter: here's what there's agreement on. both sides, both parties agree that the wealthiest have to pay more, and the question now and the sticking point at this stage is how do you go about making the wealthiest pay more? do you do it by raising the tax rates? that's what president obama wants to do. wants to raise the tax freights 35% where they are now up to where they were during the clinton years at 39% what. republicans are arguing is you don't have to do that. you can get all of th
good. all right. stick around. next, democrats say we need to raise taxes in order to avoid the fiscal cliff. would republicans sign a deal like that? charles gas practicery know say -- gas perino said there are a couple ways to explain next bu. [ thinking ] woer what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relf ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. >> welcome back. while still feeling a little stuffed after thanksgiving yesterday, the bloat is about to get worse. >> that's right. after the main course of the election, the leftover gridlock happening right now in washington could cause a collective fiscal stomach ache by the end of the year. >> here to explain is charlie gasparino. good to have you here. >> good morning. >> congratulations on your italian feast, yesterday. >> he's a great cook. >> so we're heading towards this fiscal cliff. we keep on hearing about it. there are three scenarios that you're concerned about. >> right. we should point out. automatic tax increases, massive budget cuts. but they don't reach a budget. >> you
a way to avoid that so called fiscal cliff that could raise your taxes and throw the economy back into recession. kristen welker is in our washington bureau. good morning. >> reporter: president obama is also facing a number of challenges overseas, as you say, from the unrest in the middle east to the continuing fallout over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. but the fiscal cliff looms large. president obama returning from a post-thanksgiving round of golf, but off the links, the clock is ticking. lawmakers need to hammer out a deal to prevent the so called fiscal cliff. deep spending cuts and tax hikes set to take effect next year. >> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> reporter: after a meeting at the white house last week, congressional leaders struck a rare tone of bipartisanship. >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president. >> we feel very comfortable with each other. >> reporter: but a major sticking point remains -- taxes. president obama wants to let the bush era tax cuts expire for the wealthiest americans. many repu
cliff. i mean you're probably sick of hearing that term fiscal cliff, debt ceiling, tax increases. got a lot of us worried that we're at the mercy of a feckless congress behaving more like stubborn kids than responsible lawmakers. wait. we did promise you a dream off the top of the show. imagine for a moment what it would be like if none of this fiscal cliff nonsense mattered the least bit to you. no debts. no family budgets. and a half billion dollars worth of powerball dreams. that is the jackpot, folks. the powerball jackpot. it just so happens to take millions of us buying up tickets to fatten up that jackpot to that big old size. alison kosic is at a 7-eleven in new york basically meeting a few of the wanna-be one percenters. the truth of the matter, what are the odds? >> reporter: i know. i hate to throw cold water on your whole dream statement that you gave. yes this is all about dreams but you know the odds of winning are really low. 175 million to 1. those are your odds. you know what? i can't help but dream, too. i got a ticket here. one ticket, it could be the winning one. a
the tunnel trade to egypt. they tax everything that goes through. nobody can dig a tunnel, operate a tunnel, without paying taxes, officially or unofficially. so there is a feeling that hamas is in a sense turned gaza into its own business. and how -- do people know where all of the rocket batteries are? where hamas is? we ourselves are trying to figure out is there hamas in a building where we are, there might be a strike? do people know everything about the locations of hamas installations? >> gaza is a small place. 1.5 million, 1.7 million people. everybody here seems to everybody everybody else, know who their family, what their family background is, so people have a good idea of who is hamas and who isn't. on the other hand, they aren't strangers, palestinians, gazans, like everything else, so they have an ability to sort of slip around and not be -- sort of conceal their identity. but people are very aware of sort of everyone's basic inclinations. >> really interesting, anne marie. when you talk to israeli officials like the ambassador, they keep denying that hamas comes out stronger
a key advantage in states like california. no sales tax. local bookstores already under pressure by the rapid rise of ebooks and large bookstore ch n chains feel flar lparticularly squeezed. >> if you can save 10%, why wouldn't you? >> reporter: amazon's tax advantage recently disappeared in california adding 7% to 10% to the cost of each order. it also began taxing this year in other states like pennsylvania and texas. online retailers collect tax only for states where they have a physical presence. now here in california, amazon is building two giant warehouses. including this one near los angeles. it is a million square feet, and for the old-fashioned retailers, it is another reason to worry. why? because amazon's goal is to get items to customers faster and to be able to offer same day delivery. that's right. you can avoid stores if you want, and have a package delivered to your house in a matter of hours. a win for consumers, but tough for local retailers. >> if amazon creates distribution centers, and facilities on their turf locally, that takes away the one advantage we s
five decades ago. >> it will bring $2.4 million of property tax into the city. $1 million of which will go to the schools. it will create 2,000 jobs in our community building this project out. >> but a tenant's group is fighting the development. buckley and wendy stone have lived aboard their 42-foot cruiser 20 years. they don't any where they are going. >> i'm on a fixed income. i can't afford to put a down payment down someplace. >> he has no hard feelings against the lady. she helped him when he had cancer and told him not to worry about the berth rental when he was sick. >> she used to bring they food and we were friends. >> he said the fight is with the developers who are leasing the outer harbor. that harbor is now open to the public and anyone can rent a berth there but new project will limit the berths to only residents forecast new complex. >> when the state gave the lease they said only so long will it be used as a commercial harbor so it's really not theirs. >> they filed an appeal with the redwood city council. the appeal will be heard on january 28th. by then it may be
. he did con socede that eventual the way to raise revenue will be for the wealthy to pay a higher tax rate. david coney is talking about addressing the entitlement issue but wants a corporate tax rate of zero. no doubt that would create huge outrage. he says that's the most effective way to create jobs in the u.s. and frees up so much money for companies to hire. many would probably agree that's important, too. you can see both sides of the story there, carol. one more extreme than the other, of course. >> of course. we'll see what happens. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. >>> good news for the housing market as home prices rise across the country with the biggest quarterly jump in two years. christine romans is in new york with more. good morning, christine. >> good morning, carol. more evidence that the housing market is healing. we've seen report after report on this. the biggest quarterly gain in two years. s&p kay schicase-shiller report. national home prices up 3.6% in the third quarter. can i show you the cities with the biggest gains? as you know, all real estate i
at the numbers in the economic realm. drought fueled by uncertainty over the approaching fiscal cliff and tax increases. the jobs report shows the number of people filing for an employment fell to 410,000. the labor department says those numbers are still skewed because of superstorm sandy. the four-week average was a less volatile measure rose to 10,000. and hostess heads to bankruptcy court unable to reach an agreement with the bakers union. last week the company closed its plans after 42 years. some 18,000 plus people will likely lose their jobs. word of the impending liquidation caused a run on hostess products. another union action that could affect you is planned black friday protests. wal-mart filed a complaint with the national relations boards and picketers are mostly union representatives who are trying to force changes in pressure workers and get unionization where they have failed thus far. the liberal group has sent out hundreds of e-mails encouraging people who have nothing to do with wal-mart stage a protest outside the stores. you know, stores across the country. but the labor
and gloom reports about the fiscal cliff, potential tax hikes on everyone, if congress does not act. of the people who were surveyed between november 9th and 13th, many of them said they do plan on spending more this year compared to last year. i have some interesting breakouts for you here, carol. more men said that they will spend more this year compared to last year than women. as far as age goes, the generation wires 18 through 24, they say that they, too, plan on spending more. remember, that group of people have had a tough time breaking into the workforce. still, though, they said they planned on spending more as well as latinos and blacks. they, too, say they plan on spending more. so why? that's the big question. why do some people say they plan on spending more this holiday season, simply because as far as the people in this survey, they felt as if their financial situation this year is better than it was last year. carol? >> that's simple. so where are people spending the most money? >> they break it down regionally. and it appears that of the people surveyed in this part
of the year that could be major tax consequences to homeowners in america, hopefully congress will extend it which will recover if they do. in this case, you need to get somebody to look at it, talk to competent realtors. see if a short sale is something that's viable. if it is, you got nothing to lose as long as you get that waiver of deficiency. >> good news there. nancy from savannah, georgia. city bank has put us into foreclosure and now we received notice that freddie mac owns the property. what does this mean for us moving forward? we also have a second mortgage. >> freddie mac really doesn't own the property. they probably don't understand. freddie mac, fannie and freddie owns the loans. city is servicing the loan for freddie mac in this situation. so if there is a foreclosure, it won't be freddie mac that's foreclosing. it will be city that is servicing the loan for freddie that will foreclose on the property. if the foreclosure takes place, that second mortgage will go away almost -- when i say go away, unsecured debt, it's like a credit card, most states they have the right to g
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